[Agriculture] DMH-11 – The new hybrid variant of mustard

2022-11-05T13:30:37+05:30By |Categories: Agriculture|Tags: |

Background The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), India’s apex regulator of genetically modified plants and food products, has approved the environmental release of Dhara Mustard Hybrid-11 (DMH-11), a genetically-engineered variant of mustard. If approved for commercial cultivation it would be the first genetically modified food crop available to Indian farmers. [...]

Global Food Crisis and Lessons From India

2021-10-05T14:07:46+05:30By |Categories: Agriculture|Tags: |

Context:- The first and historic United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) 2021 which was held in September this year, concluded after an intense ‘bottom-up’ process conceived in 2019 by UN Secretary General António Guterres to find solutions and ‘catalyse momentum’ to transform the way the world produces, consumes, and thinks [...]

[Agriculture] Food Waste Index, 2021.

2021-03-21T05:21:13+05:30By |Categories: Agriculture|

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) wanted to find out per capita food waste generated after the food reached retail stores, restaurants and canteens and homes. They scoured research studies and data to estimate the amount wasted. […]

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